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Research Article

Comparison of Two Methods for the Measurement of Medial and Lateral Metapodial Bones in Karagouniko Sheep (Ovis aries, L. 1758) and Hellenic Goat (Capra hircus, L. 1758)

Table 3

Mean ± SE of the lengths (cm) of metapodial bones in sheep and goats measured with the caliper and the 2-dimensional method.

Metapodial bonesCaliperTwo-dimensional method

Medial metacarpal sheep14.61 ± 0.19a14.55 ± 0.19b
Lateral metacarpal sheep14.67 ± 0.18a14.58 ± 0.18b
Medial metatarsal sheep15.77 ± 0.24a15.70 ± 0.24b
Lateral metatarsal sheep15.86 ± 0.24a15.77 ± 0.24b
Medial metacarpal goats11.76 ± 0.15a11.67 ± 0.15b
Lateral metacarpal goats11.85 ± 0.15a11.71 ± 0.15b
Medial metatarsal goats12.62 ± 0.15a12.47 ± 0.15b
Lateral metatarsal goats12.70 ± 0.15a12.57 ± 0.15b

Different superscripts at the same row denote significant difference.

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